BT Redcare’s alarm signalling products get LPCB approval

Six alarm signalling products by BT Redcare have been successfully certified to the Loss Prevention Certification Board’s (LPCB) standard for alarm transmission systems LPS 1277 3.0. The standard is recognised by insurers and specifiers around the world as the primary mark of quality performance. BRE Global’s Head of Fire Detection Martin Ganley said ‘Alarm transmission technology … Continue reading “BT Redcare’s alarm signalling products get LPCB approval”

BRE Chief Executive named Honorary Fellow by Institution of Structural Engineers

Chief Executive of the BRE Group Dr Peter Bonfield was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Institution of Structural Engineers for services to engineering,  at a ceremony in the institution’s new London premises on Friday. President of the Institution Nick Russell presented the Fellowship to Peter as part of an event which also marked the … Continue reading “BRE Chief Executive named Honorary Fellow by Institution of Structural Engineers”

New Chair and Vice-Chair announced for open BIM body BuildingSMART UK

A new Chair and Vice-Chair have been announced for buildingSMART UK (BSUK) the built environment group of organisations leading the charge on open BIM adoption through standards, tools and knowledge exchange. UCL’s Vice Dean of Engineering Systems (and BRE Chief Scientist and Engineer) Professor Jeremy Watson CBE and Fellow and Director of BIM at Atkins, … Continue reading “New Chair and Vice-Chair announced for open BIM body BuildingSMART UK”

First BREEAM Outstanding for high-rise office building in China

No. 1 Shanghai, a 180m tall, 34 storey commercial tower created by state developer the Shanghai International Shipping Service Centre (SISSC) has achieved an Outstanding design rating under BREEAM, the world’s foremost sustainability standard for buildings. The building will act as the flagship for SISSC in the £4bn marina development located on the bank of … Continue reading “First BREEAM Outstanding for high-rise office building in China”

Did you know ESOS will affect an estimated 10,000 organisations across the UK?

BRE Academy offers up-skilling opportunity to meet forthcoming ESOS needs ESOS (the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme) is a mandatory UK energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme covering organisations with a turnover of €50 million, or over 250 employees. During 2015, organisations will need to carry out audits and submit reports for their buildings in … Continue reading “Did you know ESOS will affect an estimated 10,000 organisations across the UK?”

Leading refurbishment expert appointed as Director of BRE Wales

One of the UKs foremost experts on refurbishment Colin King, has been appointed as the new Director of BRE Wales. He replaces incumbent Nick Tune who takes on a new role leading on the BRE Group’s digital activities including BIM. Colin has been a Director at BRE Wales for eight years with key responsibilities for refurbishment … Continue reading “Leading refurbishment expert appointed as Director of BRE Wales”

BRE Non-Executive Chairman awarded OBE in New Year Honours List

An Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal has been awarded to the BRE Group’s Non-executive Chairman Chris Earnshaw, in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2015. The award recognises Chris’s sustained leadership and commitment to engineering and technology across a wide range of sectors and includes advising the UK Government on … Continue reading “BRE Non-Executive Chairman awarded OBE in New Year Honours List”